Racing & Performance

Meet the New Chemical Tool Powerhouse: Bar’s Leaks, Rislone and Hy-Per Lube Team Up at SEMA and AAPEX 2017

Holly, MI (October 23, 2017) – Stop by Bar’s Leaks/Rislone booth #30309 at the SEMA Show to see all of the latest premium products offered by the newly expanded first-team of automotive repair and performance chemicals – Bar’s Leaks®, Rislone® and Hy-Per Lube®. Visitors can also enter to win the one-of-a-kind Rislone RS700 Mustang created this year on PowerNation TV.

The entire toolbox of Hy-Per Lube chemical solutions beloved by race teams, master mechanics and car owners will be on display at both shows, including Hy-Per Lube Oil Supplement, Zinc Replacement Additive, Super Coolant, Max Octane, Quick Heat, Total Fuel System Cleaner, and Diesel Super Coolant. They will join the full line of Rislone’s best-selling engine treatments products and Bar’s Leaks trusted stop-leak products. AAPEX 2017 runs from October 31 to November 2 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. The 2017 SEMA Show runs from October 31 - November 3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

You Asked: Is Ceramic Coating Worth It?

Is Ceramic Coating Worth It?

For any car or boat owner, keeping a car's paint or boats fiberglass and gel coat pristine is always a challenge. The go-to solution has always been the tried and tested application of wax from day one of purchase. Periodic applications (sometimes frequent reapplication) of the same is needed to maintain the wax coat, as it is slowly removed via exposure to the elements.

Times are changing, however, and so has finishing and refinishing technology. Automotive paint nowadays is a bit different and boats have gel coat and painted surfaces. On cars, instead of piling layer upon layer of color pigment to produce a deep shine, a somewhat 'sacrificial' clear topcoat is now applied to give the paint luster. Wax, of course, is still the go-to, as is its frequent reapplication.

A Lot Happening at King Engine Bearings’ 2017 SEMA Booth!

The 2017 SEMA Show is just around the corner, and King Engine Bearings is revving up for a show full of surprises. King will be showcasing new products, hosting special guests, and offering some fun games for exciting prizes.

Race Bearings that Crush the Competition
See on display King’s ground breaking XP, HP and coated race bearing lineup. Check out the newest race applications… including for Ford Coyote and Voodoo. Get a first hand feel of King’s pMaxBlack overlay, that handles 24% more load than any other race bearing. Learn about King’s innovative features like SmartLug™, Elliptix™, U-Groove™ and Bull’s Eye Tolerance™. Got questions about a special setup or seeking an “inside edge”? We can help, and we’ll be waiting to help you at the King SEMA booth!

Celebrity Appearances
King will host two of its high-revving race celebrities:

Dennis Anderson, creator of the monster truck "Grave Digger"
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Water Transfer Printing Turns This Corvette C7 Engine Cover into a Carbon Fiber Masterpiece

Do you want to know how to make any type of material look like real carbon fiber? You’ve come to the right place.

TWN Industries, Inc. is the pioneer in Water Transfer Printing technology. Our process allows you to transfer intricate and incredibly realistic carbon fiber weave designs onto any type of 3-dimensional object.

Here’s how we “dipped” this C7 engine cover and fuel rail covers in our all-new Sport Carbon™ Water Transfer Printing film:

1) The Corvette C7 engine cover and fuel rail covers were thoroughly sanded and cleaned.
2) Our polypropylene primer was applied to increase adhesion and promote a strong chemical bond.
3) Our “Atomic Orange” base paint was applied to the engine cover and our “Charcoal” base paint was applied to the fuel rail covers.
4) The parts were then processed using our all-new Sport Carbon™ Water Transfer Printing film that is being released at SEMA 2017.

SEMA Show Specials at the CarBuff Network Booth

VANCOUVER, WA — Come join CarBuff Network.com at the 2017 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. Stop by booth number 22682 to see all of the exciting new features of the carbuffnetwork.com website. Companies can sign up for a complimentary Network Listing or take advantage of show specials on Pro Accounts, enthusiasts can create a free Enthusiast Profile—CarBuff Network has something for everyone; it’s part automotive search engine, part automotive directory wrapped into everything automotive.

Shops showcase the vehicles/projects they build, highlight which manufacturers parts are used, where the vehicle will be seen and what media will be covering the project. Manufacturers showcase their products, list their dealers, endorse shops/builders and list events they attend. Organizations get their event information and schedules in front of the industry in one convenient place. Automotive magazines and websites share features, news and events.

Actor Daniel Wu attends SEMA to promote own Datsun 510, The Tantō

Actor and auto enthusiast, Daniel Wu, will be traveling from the Dublin set of his AMC TV series "Into the Badlands" to attend the Las Vegas SEMA show in support of his car. He built the Tantō, a Datsun 510, in collaboration with 510 fanatics, Sergio Edell and Troy Ermish. The name, Tantō, derives from a short but deadly sword carried by a Samurai. The car will be exhibited in Toyo's Treadpass area and will be participating in the Battle of the Builders competition.

In addition to "Into the Badlands," Daniel can next be seen in on the big screen in Warner Bros.'s "Geostorm," premiering domestically on October 20th, 2017 and in MGM's "Tomb Raider" opening in March 2018.

DEI Introduces EXO Series™ Line and Hose Protection

Avon Lake, OH (February 15, 2017)…DEI’s EXO Series™ Sleeving has all the features of DEI’s popular Fire Sleeve™ with one benefit that makes it ideal for off-road racing, dirt track or extreme sports. Like the Fire Sleeve, the DEI EXO Sleeve is constructed of high temperature resistant glass material woven into a 100% silicone sleeve. The exception is that the EXO Sleeve has a 304 stainless steel exoskeleton exterior mesh that provides an added layer of protection to wires, lines and hoses exposed to harsh or abrasive conditions.

The EXO Sleeve withstands up to 500°F of direct continuous heat or 2000°F intermittent heat and works as a thermal insulator for wiring, hoses and oil, brake and transmission lines. This sleeve, encapsulated with a stainless steel mesh, allows for air flow around the silicone sleeve when in direct contact with a hot surface making it excellent to use around hot exhaust systems and headers.

DEI Introduces Black Titanium™ Exhaust Wrap with Carbon Fiber Look

Avon Lake, OH (March 15, 2017)…DEI, trusted thermal experts for the automotive aftermarket, now offers a new Black Titanium™ Exhaust Wrap in four available lengths.

Composed of pulverized lava rock extruded into woven fibers, this premium wrap with LR Technology is designed for maximum strength, durability and long-lasting use. Like the original Titanium Wrap, DEI’s Black Titanium Wrap maximizes horsepower and performance by reducing underhood temperatures and maintaining high exhaust gas velocity. Wrapped headers and exhaust also reduces the incidence of heat soak, can prevent harmful burns, protect heat-sensitive underhood components, and reduce the level of heat transmitted through the firewall and floor of the vehicle for a more comfortable interior.

BLAST AWAY DIRT AND GRIME WITH NEW 3M™ HIGH POWER BRAKE CLEANER

Over time, brakes become contaminated with dirt, dust, oil and other residue, which can lead to friction build up. To help drivers keep their brakes functioning at optimal levels, 3M Auto today announced the launch of its new 3M™ High Power Brake Cleaner, which utilizes an ultra-powerful cleaner to effectively remove oil and other contaminants.

With the help of 3M High Power Brake Cleaner, you can now spray away oil and containments at a substantially faster rate, while using significantly less product per job. . The technology behind 3M’s new High VOC Brake Cleaner removes oil up to two times faster than the previous 3M formulation of equivalent VOC level. Similarly, its new highly improved Low VOC Brake Cleaner works up to eight times faster.

CRC Industries, Inc. Acquires Weld-Aid Products

Horsham, PA –CRC Industries, Inc. announces the acquisition of Weld-Aid Products, a leading manufacturer and marketer in maintenance chemicals serving the welding and metalworking business segments.
Located in Detroit, Michigan, Weld-Aid Products was established in 1958 as a division of the Roy Smith Welding Supply Company and quickly realized there were opportunities to improve the efficiency of the wire feed process in the welding marketplace. Today, Weld-Aid products are designed to both clean and lubricate the wire, reducing friction as the wire is fed to the torch. A full line of welding and metal protection products are marketed, including category-leading products in zinc coatings, anti-spatter and lubricants.
Customers are served through two major selling divisions: the aftermarket division for welding-related cleaning and lubrication products and the zinc rich coatings division, specializing in products and solutions for the galvanizing and infrastructure markets.

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